I haven't forgotten about this blog, but I did need somewhat of a break. I have posts in mind, though, and may even post a second one before today is out.
This week, though, apart from the bizarre stress I've experienced (more on that in a minute) I've found a bunch of fascinating stuff via our buddy and enemy the internet. And since I'm now baffled as to how my Twitter page updates my Facebook without ever changing my status, I figured I would root the links and stuff here. David Bowie's playing...here you go (mostly in reverse order of discovery):
I DON'T EXPECT YOU TO READ ALL OF THESE. But I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you do read.
Wal-Mart is coming to Cornelius, people are excited. Seriously, read it before you protest (and I don't like Wal-Mart either.) (KATU News).
Dehumanizing comes easy. The death of porn stars becomes too many punchlines. I love Salon--their articles are consistently--and simply--excellent (Salon.com) .
"I'm spiritual but not religious." Interesting discussion on what that statement means... it would be a great group discussion over wine and cheese, I think (hint, hint). and as I said on Facebook, I don't consider myself religious, either. But is it an issue of semantics? (CNN)
The World Food Programme makes helping ease hunger simple. The website is also fascinating
,.. and I discovered that Free Rice, benefiting the WFP, will let you practice your vocabulary in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian, or your knowledge of math, art, or the periodic table, all while donating food. Incredible.
Amazingly, the same newspaper has been used in movies and television for years. Literally--it's one paper. (@culturepulp, a.k.a. Mike Russell)
This is the best news report I have ever seen. You will laugh. I promise. (YouTube)
And, in what I hope will become a tradition of sorts, my favorite text messages from the past week. No names, no context, to protect the innocent:
Are you? Chasing a carrot on a stick? If so, stop. They have carrots available at the store--no chasing required.
Well, don't get too excited. You might pee yourself, and that would be gross.
People are great.